Published on 3 December 2013 by

Last year we partnered with IT Revolution Press to survey over 4,000 IT professionals across a wide range of businesses to better understand how the collection of practices we call DevOps had evolved since the term was first coined by Patrick Debois in 2009.

We also spent the month of December publishing great content from all around the DevOps community.

We heard from good friends like Gene Kim, who explained why we need DevOps now, and Mitch Hashimoto, who talked about how to build a stronger DevOps culture with Puppet and Vagrant. We also contributed our own content, including a post from Max Martin on how our tools and practices align (or not) with DevOps culture and practices. We even got a configuration management carol comic from Patrick DeBois.

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The survey was a great success, and we learned quite a few things from this data. For me, the most interesting result was the undeniable fact that actual adoption of DevOps practices had accelerated significantly, that this acceleration was no longer primarily restricted to web operations, and that these practices enabled companies of all sizes to ship code faster and with fewer failures.

Given all this, it’s a no-brainer to run the survey again this year. While the survey motivated us to observe our first-ever DevOps December, we also had a great time publishing all those thoughtful blog posts. So this year we're pleased to do it again.

All through the month of December, we'll be observing our second annual DevOps December,  publishing blog posts, holding webinars and sharing podcasts about DevOps culture and practices. We're excited to be joined again by Gene Kim, John Willis and James Turnbull, as well as contributors from inside Puppet Labs, including our project management team and community lead Dawn Foster.

We'll be making the survey available soon, and we'll be offering a great incentive to participate: When you complete the survey, we'll enter you in a drawing to win a PlayStation 4 and XBox One (you read that right: both). You can sign up below to be notified when the survey is available.

Until then, please just sit back and enjoy the great blog posts, podcasts and webinars.

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